Ezidi Refugee Video Resources
In 2017, Armidale was chosen as a regional humanitarian resettlement location. Resettlement commenced in 2018, and currently there are more than 650 Ezidi humanitarian refugees settled in Armidale, with an estimated 300 more expected to arrive.
The arrival of the Ezidi humanitarian refugees has highlighted many challenges for the local community, and one of the main barriers faced by both communities is language and communication.
To help address some of the challenges faced by the Ezidi community, HealthWISE, funded by the Hunter New England Primary Healthcare Network, have developed a series of short videos that explain 11 different topics of the Australian healthcare system, spoken in the Ezidi language, Kurdish/Kurmanji.
The videos cover a range of health topics, such as Medicare, IPTAAS, Emergency and Ambulance services, Patient expectations and informed consent, Treatment options and Patient responsibilities. The videos are animated with simple to understand pictures, and include English sub-titles to assist with English word recognition.
The Australian healthcare system is complex and can be difficult to navigate for many people. It is hoped these video can help to alleviate some of the confusion surrounding healthcare in Australia, and provide a valuable addition to existing resources for the Ezidi community.
Created for the Ezidi refugee community and spoken in Kurdish/Kurmanji, this is a simple introduction to the Australian health care system.
Created for the Ezidi refugee community & spoken in Kurdish/Kurmanji, this is an overview of IPTAAS, Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme.
Created for the Ezidi refugee community and spoken in Kurdish/Kurmanji, this is a simple explanation on how to respond to a medical emergency in Australia, and what happens when you are transported by ambulance.
Created for the Ezidi refugee community and spoken in Kurdish/Kurmanji, this is a simple overview of what happens when you are referred to a specialist in Australia.